Happy Meal Boo Boxes might be returning in October 2022 👻🎃

Wait, whaaaaaat?! Can this be true? Rumor has it…the return of the Happy Meal Halloween Bucket is coming 🎃 The first Halloween pails were released in 1986. The pails were on hiatus in 1988, but returned with a complete remodel in 1989. Over the years there were several different incarnations of the boo buckets. Since…

International Edgar Allan Poe Festival In October 📖🎃

The International Edgar Allan Poe Festival & Awards returns to Baltimore the weekend of October 8 & 9, 2022! We will see the return of in-person stage, vendors and tours, all proceeds to benefit The Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum in Baltimore. Virtual and in-person programs also available this year. This is a huge…

Playlist of the Day – a very vintage Halloween 🎃

A spooky vintage Halloween music playlist by The Hollywood Scrapbook on YouTube I found this one while searching for vintage Halloween videos and such. It’s really quite a mood and spans the 1920’s – 1960s. Enjoy! The Hollywood Scrapbook’s vintage Halloween music playlist Here’s another music playlist to check out

Persian Demons from a Book of Magic and Astrology (1921)

Weird Persian Demons 🔥 While perusing Public Domain Review, I came across this post chock-full of trippy demon illustrations! Some are rather amusing, to say the least: “These watercolours come from a bound manuscript written by a rammal — or soothsayer — in Isfahan, Iran.” Not all of the 56 painted illustrations in the manuscript…

Event: The Great JackO’Lantern Blaze 🎃🖤👻

Event information 🎃 Meander through an 18th-century landscape and discover a breathtaking display of more than 7,000 illuminated jack o’ lanterns—all designed and hand-carved on site by a team of artisans. New for 2022, watch our animated “Jack” Smith Shop in action and keep an eye out for glowing bees. Complete with synchronized lighting and…

You will never trust a smile again. 💀 #promotehorror

Once you see it, it’s too late. Watch the official trailer for #SmileMovie – Only in theatres September 30. You will never trust a smile again… About the movie 🍿 After witnessing a bizarre, traumatic incident involving a patient, Dr. Rose Cotter (Sosie Bacon) starts experiencing frightening occurrences that she can’t explain. As an overwhelming…

Rare Edgar Allan Poe Letter Sells at auction for $155,000 📖

A rare Edgar Allan Poe letter extending his condolences to a fellow writer sold for $154,958, according to Boston-based RR Auction. The one-page letter is signed “Edgar A. Poe,” dated August 24, 1846. Addressed from New York, a handwritten letter to writer Frederick William Thomas, who, from 1841 until 1850, worked as a clerk in…

The Witch of Endor: A Study in History and Folklore [free online event]

The Bible account of the “Witch of Endor” raising the spirit of Samuel has been long debated. This talk explores its folkloric aspects About this event Prof. Owen Davies (University of Hertfordshire): The Folklore Society Presidential Address 2022: ‘The Witch of Endor: A Study in History and Folklore’ Online talk, Tuesday 28 June, 17:30-18:30 The…

The Bed of Shadows presented by HorrorBabble 💀

The Bed of Shadows by Fred R. Farrow Jr. The Bed of Shadows” is a short story by the little-known author, Fred R. Farrow, Jr. Having debuted in the May 1929 edition of Weird Tales, the story asks: What lurked above the man in the bed? Credits Narrated by Ian Gordon for HorrorBabble Music and…